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the obama white house is issuing threats and intimidating employees of the state departmental that wishes to share critical information. fox news chief washington correspondent james rosen has our report. >> state department pushed back against charges first aired on fox news alleging that benghazi whistleblowers have faced threats and intimidation. >> we do have to look at the issue and de-politicize it. american people deserve answers. i'm determined there will be an accountable and open state department. >> the state department would never tolerate sanction retaliation against whistleblowers on any issue. that is an obligation we take very seriously. >> president obama professed to be aware of loaning standing efforts to question survivors of the benghazi attack in which terrorists killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> i'm not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. so with a i'll do is i will find out what exactly you are referring to. >> on mochb, former justice department official victoria tony sing identified herself as o
private attorneys to represent them in the face of white house threats to prevent them from divulging classifi information to congress about benghazi. the perspective whcs have considerable knowledge what happened during the attack on the consulate and apparently the obama administration is concerning their views don't support the so-called official account of events. former justice official of the house intelligence committee victoria y it's a violation of law. she represents one of the state department employees. >> my client is being so compliant with the law. here is the state department was trying to ignore this until you beat up on this. they were obstructing justice. >>dam housley has learned from an unnamed special operator who watched the events that took place in bghazi that the official account may be wrong, perhaps terribly weakening. they say the united states had mitary assets in position to act and respond to save at least two of the lives that were lost in that attack. we take you a of that up tonight with former c.i.a. operative michael sawyer who led the bin laden un
, president obama. >> two of those letters never got to their destination. the one to the white house and the one to the senate never got there. but the one to the justice of the peace in mississippi did go there. and james dutchky, authorities have not unsealed the details of the case. but what we were told is that while, it's all about the searches here. that initially they thought that the first suspect, curtis, was in fact the letter-writer because the letters that accompanied the ricin in these three letters to the three public officials, had phrases very similar to ones he had used and members of congress in his online posting. now the theory is that the suspect they've arrested now was merely copying what was publicly available from cust is. they also say that a search of dutschke's house did turn up signs of ricin so now they're focusing air tension on him. >> even though there's strange quirks, he was aapparently also an impersonator? fill in that gap. >> a senior law enforcement -- we knew that curtis that had been arrested in the first time around, was an elvis impersonator
? you can't catch us live, have a great evening. lou: good evening confusing messages from the white house, president obama walks back from his red line decree on syrian use of chemical weapons. this aftee u.s. intelligence sources yesterday reported that on at least two occasions, assad regime had used seron gas on its population, the president instead laying out another red line for the assad regime, that is already slaughtered tens of thousands of its civilians. >> horrific as it is, when mortars are fired on civilians to use potential once one crosses another line. with respect to international norms and law. and that is going to be a game changer. lou: president obama has been repeating since as far back of august o last year, that assad's use of chemical weapons on his own people would cross a so-called red line, that would result in u.s. involvement in now 2 year long syrian civil iar. president today however called for more investigation into the intelligence communities assessment of the use of chemical weapons, and president incredibly said that syria had crossed a differen
to worse. lou: you mention political warfare in obama administration between white house and secretary of state hillary clinton. how can such tensions and disruptive petty bureaucrat icon flick be allowed to persist? >> well, it should not. i think in varieties of cases from afghanistan to middle east, it impacted our policymaking because state department, which stands for engagement and diplomacy, and played an important role in conflicts bike balkanlike the balkans has not d its voice in this administration, secretary clinton of probably more influ18 shall than any then. there is a. i don't think that is being for the best. >> vali i look forward to your earlier return to the broadcast. congratulation on your new book. let's hope it remains indispensable. thank you very much. >> thank you. lou: go to loudobbs.com. you can get links directly to the purchase of the book, have a gr >> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for hip hop abs brought to you by beachbody. pay close attention! don't miss your chance to save 75% off hip hop abs. if you're looking to shed the fat... >>
in the obama white house was called the light footprint strategy, a strategy moving i way from a focus on these big attritional wars where we send a hundred thousand troops to a country, rewire the nation and after six or seven years discover we haven't done very little other than build recentments there. and more towards the use of america's technological advantage or physical advantage against a smaller group. so there are drone strikes in afghanistan, and in the long run, harmful or helpful. there are cyber strikes of the kind that the book revealed that the united states conducted against iran. and then there's the use of special forces. ultimate light footprint. remember they were in and out of pakistan before the pakistani military even had a chance to respond. >> david in the book you have the chapter, the dark side of the light footprint. you talk about standard that this administration struggled to fashion or new operations including targeted killing. they settled on the notion that a country would have to expressly invite a drone attacks. that would be a standard. we could se
obama joked and jabbed in the white house briefing room as he pressed the point that he's no lame duck and that he'll keep pushing his priority. >> we understand that we're in a divided government right now. republicans control the house of representatives. in the senate this habit of requiring 60 votes for even the most modest piece of legislation has gummed up the works there. despite that, i'm actually confident that there are a range of things we'll be able to get done. >> reporter: for instance he said he believes congress will approve sweeping immigration reform. and he insisted he hasn't given up on closing e prison at guantanamo, cuba, as he vowed to do in his first presidential campaign. >> i think it is critical for us to understand that guantanamo is not necessary to keep america safe. it is expensive. it is inefficient. it hurts us in terms of our international standings. it lessens cooperation with our allies on counterterrorism efforts. it is a recruitment tool for extremists. it needs to be closed. >> reporter: congress has balancinged at transferring detainees to the ma
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
. >>> according a white house official, president obama will nominate anthony fox as his new transportation secretary. if confirmed, he would replaceout going secretary ray lahood. fox is the first african- american mommyny among -- nominee among the new cabinet members for president obama's second term. >>> george lucas is one of three finalists to create a cultural hub in san francisco's presidio. they received 16 proposals at the space for the former building at crissy field. george lucas wants to use that site to build an art museum from his personal collection. two other ideas, an institute and a hub for exhibits and performances. those finalists will be asked to submit a final proposal this fall. >>> nippon airways completely, safely, a two-hour flight after being fitted with a new result yum battery design. some insiders say that could have passengers from san jose and japan again before the end of next month. >>> police in los angeles are dealing with a rather unusual suspect. this is video of the man police thought they were looking for but it turns out it wasn't their way and he w
president obama's performance at the white house correspondents dinner. gps continues right now. >>> we are piecing together how the alleged boston bombers radicalized themselves over the internet and posted their thoughts on twitter. we watched as the internet disseminated their images within a few minutes beginning the sequence of events that led to their capture. is technology a help or hindrance? i have a great person to answer the question. eric schmitt is the executive chairman of google and he has a new book that explores this and other ideas. it is called the new digital age, reshaping the future of people, nations and business. jarrod cohen has worked previously at the state department and as part of the time 100 i should add. thank you, guys. when you watched this boston episode, what did you think about the pow er of technology for the -- the process of self radicalizing on the internet is fascinating where people no longer need a community. they no longer need a leader. they can just find that information out there. >> look, this is aer the able thing in boston. obviously we
out of the obama . chuck hagel signaled a possible change in the white house is thinking on arming the syrian opposition forces. this after president obama we have a new sense of redlines earlier today, as responded to a reporter, he asked if the united states would reconsider sending arms to the rebel forces in syria. >> arming rebels as an option. you rethink all the options, it doesn't mean you do or you will, these are options that must be considered with partners in the international community. what is possible and what can help accomplish that. lou: this is part of the president focusing this visit on improving economic relations with one of our largest trading partners, as well as promoting immigration reform. >> part of an important diplomatic relations. like gun control and the bargain fizzling. >> there is comprehensive immigration reform that lives up to our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. >> the president needs a victory because he crossed the 100 day mark. >> amnesty is chaos and it's terrible for the country. >> when asked about allowing ille
spielberg's next film venture or not? president obama used the annual white house correspondent association dinner to spoke fun at himself and his critics. he introduced a spoof video featuring the director of clinic. >> in the middle of the night i look up and it hit me, obama. i mean, the guy is already a lame duck,ve why not? picking an accounter to play obama, that was the challenge. who is obama, really? we don't know. we never got the transcriptes and they say he's kind of aloof. so i needed someone to dive in and really barack obama become. and it turns out the answer was right in front of me all along. daniel day-lewis. >> hello, ohio! i'll have your become. what? what? let me be clear about this. at least we had daniel to play obama, we had to cast the rest of the team. and i think we've got some pretty terrific performs. >> working with a legend like daniel is intimidating. without daniel, i never could have played joe biden, writ rally. hi, i'm joe biden. the hardest part? trying to understand the motivations. why did you pursue health care first? why don't you get mad? if i were
is really president obama's chance to get even. and keep this in mind, no one is safe. at the white house correspondents' dinner everyone is fair game. even the president's own cabinet. >> four years later she won't stop drunk-texting me from cartagena. >> reporter: political foes better watch out. in 2009 president obama took this jab at then house minority leader john boehner. >> after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. ♪ ♪ asked the girl what she wanted to be ♪ even pop stars make good targets. >> the jonas brothers are here. they're out there somewhere. sasha and malia are huge fans. but boys, don't get any ideas. i have two words for you. predator drones. you will never see it coming. you think i'm joking. >> reporter: but just how far with can a president go? jon favreau is president obamas former speechwriter. >> these are really hard speeches to do because the really funny jokes you can't use. and then there's a whole bunch of jokes that just sound really cheesy because they're like typical politicia
convention in charlotte last year. fox would be the first african- american cabinet nominee of obamas second term. >> saturday night was the white house correspondents' dinner. and throughout the evening president obama and others poke fun at each other. take a listen. >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example the whole controversy about jy z going to cuba. i have 99 problems and now, jay z is one. >> the president has been busy creating jobs. since it has been elected the number of popes have doubled. and the number of tonight show host has tripled. >> congratulations! >connan o'brien taking jabs. >> we will take a break. it is 422 much more straight ahead on the kron 4 morning news. a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza approach where it is expected nice and light. >> @ 423 in the morning. >> good morning everyone. the time is a 425 . thanks for waking up or staying up with kron 4 morning news. off to a mild start. 50s and lows '60s. 61 in hayward. 59 in concord. livermore checking in at 60 degrees. mid 54 downtown san francisco. >> following the numbers in
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
you. martha: there is the scene at the white house right now. breaking news. president obama will hold a news conference there and that is just moments away. a lot of big questions. syria, benghazi, all coming up. you hurt my feelings, todd. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instd of "strength training with patrick willis." come on todd! flap them chicken wings. [ grunts ] well, i travel a lot and umm... [ male announcer ] at visa signature, every upgradedxperience comes from listening to our cardholders. visa signature. your idea of what a card should be. visa signature. but i see a world bursting with opportunity,ople nervous. with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks
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obama is getting great reviews for his performance at saturday's white house correspondents' dinner. >> some people don't think i spent enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask. really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? >> i think that was my favorite. behind the jokes, that one, there's a lot of truth behind what he was saying. as always, the punch line carries the message. >>> let me finish tonight with the hawks. two-step dance to sell american wars we shouldn't get into. they're familiar. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. i describe myself as a mother, a writer and a performer. i'm also a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. >>> pennsylvania's republican governor tom corbe
indications the syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against its own people. last summer the obama administration suggested such a step would be a trigger for intervention. now the white house wants stronger evidence, even as the call grows louder in washington to act now. nbc's peter alexander has more from the white house. >> reporter: inside syria's civil war, another round of violent clashes today. at least seven rebels reported dead. just days after the u.s. said evidence suggests bashar al assad's regime has used chemical weapons, president obama is facing growing pressure to act with republican lawmakers pushing several options. >> if you could neutralize the air advantage the syrian government has over the rebels, i think you could turn the tide of battle pretty quickly. >> a safe zone. arming the rebels. making sure we help with the refugees. i do want to give them the assistance which would give them a dramatic shift in the balance of power in syria. >> reporter: president obama has warned syria that using chemical weapons would be a game changer. >> a red line for us is
. obama is chatting with right now, you can see the president talking with ed henry, the white house correspondent for fox news, previously cnn, longtime viewers of the washington journal remember that for years ed henry did ourressional updates on morning program. that is the head table at the white house correspondents dinner. >> continued live coverage on c- span of the white house correspondent's dinner at the hilton hotel in dupont circle. this may be 7-8 blocks from the white house, just north of dupont circle which is about 21st street in washington. the white house is in the 1600 block. ,his is a tweet from g tweeting, dear people of washington, please eat a little faster. it is 1:59 a.m. in the uk and i just want to hear the speeches. ,ome of the guests attending mayor bloomberg, barbra streisand and kevin spacey. asaw kevin spacey earlier, lot of you criticizing c-span for not getting barbra streisand on camera. my guess is, we would have shown her if we had found her by now. i don't know if she's actually there. i think she is. michael j fox as a guest of nbc, along with m
to be the next u.s. trade representative. froman is a former executive at citigroup. mr.obama made the announcements in the white house rose garden. >> i've had a chance to get to know penny and mike not just as leaders and professionals but also as friends. one of the reasons i'm proud to nominate them is they don't forget what matters. they know this is not about just growing balance sheets. it's about growing opportunity for people. it's about growing a sense of security for the middle class. and most of all they operate with integrity and they understand that public service is a privilege. >> holman: both nominees are predicted to have easy senate confirmations. one final cabinet nomination remains to lead the small business administration. there were reports out of syria today that 50 to 100 people, including women and children, were killed by government troops and gunmen. the british based syrian observatory for human rights said president assad's forces took over a village near the mediterranean coast. many reportedly were executed by gunfire or knives. people who fled said
48% since president obama took over the white house. we've gone from 32 million to 47 million. almost 48 million. and we're gaining about 80,000 every month signing up. net new claimants for food stamps 80,000 a month even though we're told the economy is recovering. what's going on? >>brian: you know what the president would say? the president would say i inherited a mess. government was tanking -- excuse me, the economy was tanking. people were losing jobs, so, therefore, i've got to prop them up. >> this is a flashpoint in the debate of takers versus makers, taxpayers paying no taxpayers. at a point where we've got a trillion-dollar a year deficit, spending money we don't have, surely we should be doing something about this expanding food stamp program. >>brian: something you're going to be talking about? >> yes. we're going to get another stock market rally because ben bernanke is printing up a storm. >>steve: three hours now over in fox business, this man is going to take the stage. >> tell you all about making money, baby. >>brian: coming up straight head. >>gretchen: general sh
taking place at the pentagon. .ive at 1:55 eastern at the white house this afternoon, president obama is expected to announce his choice of charlotte north carolina mayor anthony foxx to be the next transportation secretary. if confirmed, he will be placed outgoing secretary ray lahood. we will have the personal announcement live starting at 2:10 eastern on our companion network c-span3. at 7:00 p.m., the debate for the first congressional seat in south carolina. former republican governor mark sanford and elizabeth bush -- busch. it is expected to focus on federal expending, gun legislation and a number of other key issues. are trying to generate as a government and you are looking for ways to generate new revenue, silicon valley has the answers. if you are trying to explore and ignite better innovation within your mpany's, silicon valley has the answers. and then from an entrepreneur standpoint, how is entrepreneurship different than in other places, which is distinctly is? so much is often based on failure and learning from one's experiences. but it is also recognizing that you ca
delays for travelers. workers at the white house are the latest to bear the brunt of the furlough cuts. ellen braitman has more. good morning. >> president obama began experiencing firsthand the across-the-board cuts. non commission will miss one day of work during may's first pay period. the spending cuts affect each and everyone working in the white house. say it takes about to launch a $50 million away from funding for airport construction project. the federalased by reserve. unemployment fraud cost the government $3.3 billion in 2011. fraudulent share of funds went to people who are not out of work. news on jobs. stocks were trading on a dissipating report from adp. as for this morning, we're waiting for weekly jobless claims. we're waiting for big monthly jobs report that comes out tomorrow from the labor department. that is business news. i'm ellen braitman reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. good morning. it should turn out to be a nice day today. we're starting with chilly temperatures in the 40's. 48 at the airport. some of you may ha
expected today at the white house. president barack obama expected -- toinate the new nominate the charlotte mayor as the secretary. prominence after bringing the democratic national convention to charlotte last year. watch the event at two o'clock 3.m. eastern on c-span 16she married at the age of and helped teach her husband to be better reader and wider. during the civil war she snuck supplies tuesday union in the tennessee mountains. but the time her president critic by the time her husband takes office she is ill. meet allies johnson, wife of and johnson as to continue our series on first ladies with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. tonight, live on c-span and c- span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. each money we look at how your money is being spent in a different sector of the federal government. we look at private-sector companies that depend on federal all,acts for most, if not their work. we're joined by "washington times" correspondents luke rosiak. you recently looked at federal pay for executives
i think one of the reasons why obama went after these high profile things, like air travel and white house tours is because he wanted to try to prove that we just couldn't live without big government. but the irony now is that with the sequester has shown is yes, we can, in fact, live without big government and big spending and secondly, that government is completely screwed up at all levels. they can't set appropriate priorities. there is no common sense in government at all. >> well, look, i don't disagree that we have big problems with our government. we need to rein in spending, taxes, entitlement. we just can't afford big government or bad government. but monica, i think it's actually something a little worse. if i can be so bold. i think the obama administration thought that the sequester would be blamed on the republicans, more pain, more problems for the republicans. it's actually, according to the polls, backfired on the administration and that's why i think there has been some movement towards accommodation from the president and the white house towards reaching a deal. bot
is about what it was when obama walked in the door at the white house. not looking at progress here. the idea, if the government spends money everybody gets rich, we tried that. we didn't have recovery summer. >> let me let ken respond to that. >> we shouldn't be arguing about the past. but i think if you compare how the u.s. economy is doing vicea ve vis a vis the british recovery. we really got out of the deep recession and got us in a positive direction. right now, though, what we're looking at is, yes, there are good signs here, part-time workers, good sign, and businesses are trying to add capacity. but, you know, the sense that washington is broken and if -- you know, the problem is the president put forth a balanced plan to get our fiscal situation on better ground. train the workers to create good manufacturing jobs and republicans have not done anything on congress on it. a self-inflicted wound. like breaking your pencil right before you go take the big exam. it doesn't make any sense. >> let's go back to christine. what are we hearing? >> futures moving higher. and retail
served as director of the white house domestic policy council during president obama's first term and joins me now. so someone might ask, we haven't had one for a year, we've had an acting secretary, roberta blank, think, why do we need a secretary of commerce, what does the secretary of commerce really do as the president fills out his cabinet. >> exactly, it's a pleasure to be here with you, as always. i think it's a very, very important job. what we've seen over the years, looking at even through past administrations, is that the secretary of commerce is often an ambassador between the administration and the business community and an important part of an economic team. becky blank did a vafantastic j as the interim secretary. she's got a lot of credibility. but having someone in there of penny's stature and someone who is a business person and someone who is taken seriously by the business community i think will be very, very important for the administration. >> one question that i've been looking at frankly is there are no assistant secretaries of state. ambassadors from all o
and it accused the u.s. and britain of lying. >> on thursday, the white house said it had concluded with some confidence that the syrian government had used chemical weapons. the british government is backing that as well. obama added on friday again that chemical weapons use is a game changer. >> the claims have not changed anything on the ground in syria. government troops pushed into two northern damascus neighborhoods on friday, triggering heavy fighting with rebels. >> syrian government forces are concentrating their firepower on damascus. troops loyal to the regime have been pounding rebel positions. as the fighting escalates, so does evidence that the regime has used a deadly chemical agents against rebel forces. has the syrian president crossed the red line? that would be a game changer for western nations. the u.s. president, barack obama, said investigations were still ongoing, but -- >> the use of potential weapons of mass destruction on civilian populations crosses another line with respect to international norms and international law. that is going to be a game changer. >> britis
. >> who are you looking forward to seeing the most? >> obama, for me. >> enqueue so much. >> next, tonight's 99th annual washington correspondents dinner at the washington hilton hotel here in washington, dc. the dinner includes awards and scholarships to journalists, remarks from white house correspondents association president at henry, and remarks from michelle obama, the president, and comedian conan o'brien. >> i'm going to need everybody to be quiet. i've got some secret video that we shot. the process of what goes into this dinner. you guys out there fight so hard for tickets to this dinner, you fight so hard, push so hard for better table placement, but i was stunned at how intense it got. i thought i had seen it all, until a certain congressman i see sitting up here tried to take over this dinner. , we cannot have you stockpiling all of these tickets, deciding where everybody gets to sit. i really need you to release >> some of these tables. >>>> you know my motto. you scratch my back, i will not last rate yours. >> i have integrity. >> i've seen your work, ed. let's not kid ourse
chuck hagel said the obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming syrian rebels and has said the white house has not made a final decision. in other words, how do you feel about this? it comes after the white house told lawmakers if believes syria used chemical weapons on its own people but they're not sure. that's what they said last week. president obama said that be a game-changer, which has not changed. jennifer griffin at the pentagon. what is the context here? is this a big deal or offhanded remark or what? >> well, shepard, no. i think he actually indicated where the white house and the pentagon -- where their thoughts are right now. the white house and pentagon are essentially looking at three options. they're looking to set up a no-fly zone, or limited air strikes or arming the rebels or in combination. defense secretary hagel said, standing next to the british defense secretary, gave an indication which way the white house and pentagon are leaning. >> you are rethinking -- the administration is rethinking its opposition to arming the rebels. >> yes. >> today, a
in washington, today marks the 100th day of president obama's second term in office, this morning he held a conference at the white house and explained his stance on the use of chemicals weapons in syria. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria, but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them, we don't have a chain of custody that estlishes what exactly happened, and when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i have got to make sure i have got the facts. >> rose: and he condemned congress for stalling efforts to close guantanamo bay. >> i have asked my team to review everything that is currently being done in guantanamo, everything that we can do administratively and i am going to reengage in congress to try and make the case that this is not something that is in the best interests of the american people. the idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi, but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to fin out exactly what happened. to make sure that the u.s. embassy, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure. and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later, no suspects and no arrests. this week, the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list ambassador chris stevens, glen dougherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service says some members have questions about how these deaths could have been avoided. secretary kerry and vice president biden about honor the victims and other fallen service officers at a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> margaret brennan, thanks. >>> several wildfires burning in california. m
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